Looking for Cinco de Mayo drinks? Here are all the best cocktails for celebrating: both margaritas and lots more!

Cinco de mayo drinks

Cinco de Mayo may not be formally celebrated in Mexico. But in America, it’s a day for celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. And what better way to do it than with tequila drinks of all kinds! Tequila is a Mexican distilled spirit made from the agave plant, and it’s been produced since the 16th century. How’s that for a history? Over the years, many classic cocktails and drinks have evolved using this tasty liquor.

Here are all the best Cinco de Mayo drinks to celebrate the holiday, including margaritas and more! There are traditional Mexican cocktails like the Paloma and Chelada, and outside the box spins like the Mexican Mule or Ranch Water.

And now…the best Cinco de Mayo drinks!

More Mexican drinks and tequila cocktails

There are lots more ideas where these come from! Here are a few more Mexican cocktails and tequila drinks to try:

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Margarita pitcher

Cinco de Mayo Drinks: Margaritas & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 drinks 1x


This classic margarita pitcher is the ideal Cinco de Mayo drink! It’s quick and easy to make for serving a crowd, and has the perfect tangy flavor with no added sugar.


  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)*
  • 1 cup Cointreau
  • 1 ½ cups tequila blanco or reposado


  1. Juice the limes and lemons. Mix them together with the Cointreau. Go to Step 2 or refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.
  2. Pour the lemon lime mixture into a pitcher with the tequila. Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into glasses and serve. 


*The quantities are easily doubled for a larger crowd to make 16 drinks.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Cinco de mayo drinks, cinco de mayo cocktails

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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